ERIC Number: ED113702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Structure and Recall of Narrative Prose.
Gentner, Donald R.
This study examines recall of narrative prose for evidence of underlying structures such as the grammar used in the story's sentence structure. Subjects listened to repeated presentations of a tape recording of two pages from a history book, with verbals collected after each presentation. The subjects used in this experiment were 13 undergraduate students at the University of California, San Diego, who volunteered for the experiment in return for class credit or payment. The results show that serial structures and story grammar structure are important factors in the memory and recall of narrative passages. (Author/RB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., La Jolla. Center for Human Information Processing.